A stunning camp in the Busanga Plains of Kafue, Shumba Camp has raised luxury tents affording views over the surrounding savannah.
|7 Days||£7000||Oct - Nov||Zambia||Tailor-Made|
Join the Zambian Carnivore Programme and Game Rangers International on the front line of conservation efforts in Kafue National Park, track rhinos on foot along the Zambezi River and discover the impact of conservation education for local communities on this immersive safari.
This safari gives you a real insight into the on-the-ground conservation projects working to protect the endangered wildlife of Zambia. Journey to the remote Busanga Plains of Kafue National Park, where you will join researchers from the Zambian Carnivore Programme and Game Rangers International to learn more about the conservation and anti-poaching efforts surrounding species such as lion, leopard and elephant in the park. From here you will head to the Zambezi River, where you will have the opportunity to track endangered rhinos on foot, and visit the local school to witness conservation education in action.
Today you will arrive into Lusaka, the capital of Zambia, where you will be met and transferred by light aircraft to your camp in the Busanga Plains region of Kafue National Park. Upon arrival, settle into your camp where the rest of the day is at your leisure.
Overnight: Shumba Camp (D)
You will spend the next few days exploring Kafue National Park and learning about the conservation initiatives that are taking place to protect the wildlife of the area. You will get the opportunity to meet the lead researcher of the Zambian Carnivore Programme, which aims to protect large carnivores such as lions, leopards and cheetah, and learn about their conservation work in Kafue. You will also join Game Rangers International to learn about their important anti-poaching work, especially surrounding the African elephant, as well as experiencing incredible game viewing throughout and, weather dependent, enjoying a hot air balloon flight over the stunning wilderness of the Busanga Plains.
Overnight: Shumba Camp (B, L, D)
Today you will depart Kafue National Park and be transferred by light aircraft to Livingstone, where you will be driven to you next camp on the banks of the mighty Zambezi River. Later this afternoon, you will take part in a discussion on the conservation efforts to protect endangered rhinos in Zambia, before enjoying dinner overlooking the river.
Today you will have the unique opportunity to track Zambia's protected rhinoceros on foot in the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park. The park includes the spectacular Victoria Falls - which are known as Mosi-oa-Tunya ("the smoke that thunders") in the local Tonga language - as well as a diversity of wildlife including elephant, giraffe and zebra. You will also pay a visit to the nearby Sinde Village and the Twabuka School to witness the impact of the Children in the Wilderness conservation education programme, which teaches rural children in Zambia about the importance of wildlife conservation.
Today you will be driven back to the nearby town of Livingstone, where you will travel to the airport in time for your international flight home.
A tailor-made safari is one designed according to your specific requirements, including budget, dates, personal interests, the number of people travelling, and more. This itinerary is just an example and can be refined and altered to make it perfect for you.